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I’m a parenting expert – the telling signs that determine what job your child will excel at in the future


IT’S hard to imagine what our kids will be like as grown-ups in the future, or what career path they’ll decide to take.

But personality traits and interests as a child could very well dictate what they might excel in.

Sophie Pickles is a parent coach and early years expert

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Sophie Pickles is a parent coach and early years expertCredit: Sophie Pickles
If your child is always asking questions about how or why things work,  a career as a scientist or mathematician might be on the cards

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If your child is always asking questions about how or why things work, a career as a scientist or mathematician might be on the cardsCredit: Getty

“Children’s hobbies, interests and abilities will grow and change over time but if you notice that they show consistent interest in certain topics or skills, it may just mean that one day they will influence the job they have as adults, ” Parent Coach and Early Years Expert Sophie Pickles told Fabulous.

Here, Sophie tells Fabulous which jobs your child might be good at based on some key traits and skills.

Chosen job: Scientist or mathematician

If your child is always asking questions about how or why things work, or likes to look things up in books or online, a scientist or mathematician might be their calling.

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They might also enjoy testing theories, persisting in play, even when things are challenging, and are good at problem-solving.

Chosen job: Athlete or sports player

A good sense of coordination and balance could mean your child will be a good athlete.

“Plus good gross motor skills (big movements like running, jumping or kicking a ball) and lots of energy,” Sophie added.

Chosen job: Farmer/vet/dog walker

It might not come as a surprise that a love for animals could mean a career working with them

” It takes an interest in caring for animals, enjoys visiting the farm and spotting animals when out and about, ” Sophie said.

Plus caring for soft toys and wanting to ‘make them better’ could be a sign too.

Chosen job: Teacher/childminder/paediatrician

A career working with kids might be on the cards if your child regularly stops to talk to babies when you’re out and about.

They might also love playing with younger siblings or friends and like to get involved in role-play games involving babies.

Chosen job: Gardener/explorer/entomologist:

If your child loves to be outdoors and isn’t afraid to get dirty, a job as a gardener or even an explorer could be right for them.

Not only that but if they like to hunt for minibeasts and other creepy-crawly friends, like to water, dig and take care of plants and thrive in forest or woodland environments, they’d excel at any one of these jobs.

Chosen job: Author/poet/librarian

Your child might not like the outdoors and prefers to stay inside.

If they love to read books, show an interest in reading words in the environment at an early age and have strong language skills, being an author, poet or librarian might be right for them.

Plus, reciting poems, or making up or writing stories could be clear signs too.

Chosen job: Musician/singer/composer

It might not come as a surprise that a love and talent for music could very well land them in a job where music is involved.

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If they love playing musical instruments, have a strong sense of rhythm and can turn everyday conversations into songs, your child will no doubt shine as a musician or composer.

Not only that but if they love listening to music and can recall and sing familiar songs from a young age, you might just have a star on your hands.

You might have a rockstar on your hands if your child has a strong sense of rhythm and can turn everyday conversations into songs

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You might have a rockstar on your hands if your child has a strong sense of rhythm and can turn everyday conversations into songsCredit: Getty





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